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Old October 4th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #10641
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I meant the workers standing on the scaffolding on the 19th floor (first floor of 22nd tier)

There are obviously other workers working quite high up the tower as well, but actually that one guy working on 20th floor looks like either leaning against steel beam and having coffee or observing beneath him. And there's actually not much area of floor under him to be on. RESPECT
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Old October 4th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #10642
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His liver must be really huge that's for sure. I wish I had such a big liver to go up so high.

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Old October 4th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #10643
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is still the safety record unbroken? if so, it'd be a fantastic thing. Well done to Dubai, renderings weren't actually lovely to my eyes but the result is definitely majestic and elegant.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 06:13 PM   #10644
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sorry i can see the tower can somebody indicate where is
Its just opposite to Australia of the word project.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #10645
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That skyscraper is awesome. Feed Bob
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Old October 4th, 2008, 06:49 PM   #10646
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Now here is a brave guy, eating lunch and not a care in the world.

[IMG]http://i37.************/15z185c.jpg[/IMG]
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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #10647
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sorry i can't see the tower can somebody indicate where is
here you go

[img]http://i36.************/4ij90n.jpg[/img]
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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #10648
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Posted on flickr, october 3rd by ajb111

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Old October 4th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #10649
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Hi all.

Nice shots OTR.

The crane is at the same height as before - 7 sections above the support at the top of tier 20 - 2 sections above where there would be a support at the top of tier 21.

So they are building the other wing of tier 22. As we can see it faces the remaining crane. The terrace at the start of tier 22 faces North. We shall see if they erect all 3 sections of both wings before jacking.

Hi Sky. I made that screenshot and posted it here a few days ago as part of my wall thickness discussion. I noticed before that person on flickr is putting up alot of my stuff. (and with no credit - how dare he/she - )

Hi abc. That shot of the crane mast is from the North crane that has been gone for months. Was it not a smaller model ? - I don't recall. Anyway I saw the sections were narrower - my focus was to show the 4 m. tall sections. Good points on the lowering only one section.

I wonder what's the hold up on putting up that pinnacle section laying on the "ground" is ?

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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #10650
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I'd definitely attach myself to a steel rope when working up there, even if it wasn't required. Damn!
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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #10651
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under what circumstance would it not be required?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #10652
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Started steelwork on other side of this tier, also looks as though crane has been extended.

[IMG]http://i36.************/aewgw4.jpg[/IMG]
You don't suppose that they're taking support segments from the crane on the left and using them to extend the crane on the right?



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Old October 4th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #10653
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Now here is a brave guy, eating lunch and not a care in the world.
That guy should really take care, a fall from that hight will leave him severely injured.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #10654
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i suppose these workers take the height in their stride ,great pics as always .
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Old October 4th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #10655
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That guy should really take care, a fall from that hight will leave him severely injured.
nah, i don't really think caring about your injuries is the thing you do when falling >600m down. i'd rather use the time to watch a movie or two, maybe couple episodes of dr. house, have a coffe, and choose a nice splashing spot
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Old October 4th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #10656
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nice uptade
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Old October 4th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #10657
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nah, i don't really think caring about your injuries is the thing you do when falling >600m down. i'd rather use the time to watch a movie or two, maybe couple episodes of dr. house, have a coffe, and choose a nice splashing spot
Even a fall of 15m risks death from internal injuries.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #10658
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That guy should really take care, a fall from that hight will leave him severely injured.
for every meter you fall you should increase the chance of death by 10%
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Old October 4th, 2008, 11:22 PM   #10659
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You don't suppose that they're taking support segments from the crane on the left and using them to extend the crane on the right? ...
I'd thought that for a while, too: a lifting distance of almost 1400 meters could be spared for a segment that way! But that surely can't work, as the two cranes had different segment types.

Btw. can somebody tell the average lifting speed of the remaining crane?
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Old October 4th, 2008, 11:28 PM   #10660
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I believe it was 2 meters per second.
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